The MENA Region’s Vulnerability: A Geo-Economic Outlook

The world economy is still in the process of recovering from the severe damage inflicted by the 2008 financial crisis, stemming from the mismanagement of European and American banking institutions. The industrialized countries have slowly managed to revive their economies and are now back on the path of relative growth. Their technological superiority, institutional and legal maturity and collective political resolve have all played an important role in the process of recovery. And yet, with the exception of China and the oil-producing countries of the Middle East Gulf region, the vast majority of countries worldwide continue to struggle with the consequences of 2008. (CONTINUED - 934 WORDS)


table Un 2015 Human Development Index (Hdi): MENA Rankings